Every year, there are thousands of deaths from landmines still in the ground from past armed conflicts. Heavily mined regions are also unable to be farmed, stunting the economic growth of agricultural economies. Born in Cambodia before moving to Canada at age 13, Richard Yim put his engineering and manufacturing expertise to work founding Demine Robotics to make the demining process safer and more efficient by neutralizing mines without human supervision.
Yim has held engineering positions at the Mosaic Company, S&C Electric and Spec Furniture. He holds a BASc. in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Business Entrepreneurship Technology degree from the University of Waterloo.